Board of Directors

The Great American Songbook Foundation's Board of Directors is a group of committed stakeholders that includes industry experts, professional performers and conductors, philanthropists, and enthusiasts of the music of the Great American Songbook.

Melissa Stapleton Barnes – Interim Chair
Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Risk

Eli Lilly and Company
Carmel, IN

Kate Edelman Johnson
Los Angeles, CA

Pamela Campbell Williams – Vice Chair
Vice President and Counsel
Anthem, Inc.
Carmel, IN

Paul Lowden
Chairman and CEO
Archon Corporation
Las Vegas, NV

Robert Pullen – Secretary
Executive Producer
NOUVEAU Productions
Washington, D.C.


Rollin Dick – Treasurer 
Retired - Consultant
MH Equity Investors
Zionsville, IN

Maria Ferrer Murdock
M.P. Ferrer Designs
Seattle, WA

Carolyn E. Anker
Manager, Intellectual Property Legal
   Administrative Services
Eli Lilly and Company
Carmel, IN

Troy Payner, M.D.
Neurosurgeon and Partner
Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine
Indianapolis, IN

Brook Babcock
Van Heusen Music Corp.
Nashville, TN

Tom Postilio
Licensed Associate

Douglas Elliman Real Estate
New York, NY

Sara Carruthers
Hamilton, OH

Roger Schmelzer
President and CEO
National Conference of Insurance 
  Guaranty Funds
Indianapolis, IN

Marc Cherry
Writer and Television Producer
Burbank, CA

Charles Simons, D.D.S., M.S.D.
Retired - Orthodontic Specialist 
Kokomo, IN

Terrence Flannery
Great American Songbook Foundation
Los Angeles, CA

Michael Strunsky
The Ira and Leonore Gershwin Trusts
San Francisco, CA

Luke Frazier
Washington, D.C.


William Hammer
Carmel Redevelopment Commission
Carmel, IN

Irwin Helford - Member Emeritus
Retired - Chairman
Viking Office Products
Las Vegas, NV

Mary Lane Haskell
Sherman Oaks, CA

Ronald G. Shaw - Member Emeritus
Retired - President and CEO
Pilot Pen Corp. of America
Palm Beach Gardens, FL